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Shuqin Xu – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
University students' collaborative learning, particularly groupwork, has been more often investigated in Western settings than in countries that have borrowed this Western pedagogy. This qualitative study re-examines Chinese university students' groupwork responses regarding their expectations, attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors. Their…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Higher Education, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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Velda McCune; Jenny Scoles; Sharon Boyd; Andy Cross; Pete Higgins; Rebekah Tauritz – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Policy makers increasingly call on higher education to prepare learners for challenges such as global health emergencies or ecological crises. These can be understood as 'wicked problems', which are unbounded, complex and resist simplistic definition. Wicked problems involve stakeholders with incompatible value positions and attempted solutions…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, College Faculty, Undergraduate Study, Humanities
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Evelyn Muthama; Sioux McKenna – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Universities attend to multiple demands, making it challenging to identify their particular academic project, which can be defined as how the university understands its key purposes and develops its organisation and activities in service of such. While the three pillars of higher education -- teaching, research, and service -- are cited as being…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Public Service, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Cameron Meiklejohn; Stewart Riddle; Andrew Hickey – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper reflects on the recounts of a group of 'old boys' about their transition from elite schools to university. Analysis of semi-structured interview data reveals that this transition was not always straightforward. Although educational background has traditionally determined access to, and progress through, university, this paper details…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Males, Undergraduate Study, College Choice
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Lili Yang; Yusuf Ikbal Oldac; Jacob Oppong Nkansah – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Global science is more networked and connected than ever before. The rise of research collaborations occurs not only in the established Euro-American science systems that hold 'central' nodes in the globally networked science, but also in other parts of the world as science systems pluralise and multipolarise. Yet, research collaborations between…
Descriptors: Research Universities, International Cooperation, Researchers, Foreign Countries
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Cecilia Almlöv; Ann Grubbström – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
There is a widespread interest in doctoral supervision, yet novice doctoral co-supervisors' experiences remain understudied. The aim of this qualitative study is to explore how supervision culture and practice are experienced by novices. This thematic analysis is based on focus groups and in-depth interviews with 23 novice co-supervisors from two…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Supervision, Novices, Hidden Curriculum
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L. McKendrick-Calder; J. Choate – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Globally, there is an increasing prevalence of higher education students with mental health issues. Educators are guaranteed contact points, and students often seek their support to manage their mental wellness. However, there is limited research describing educators' experiences of these interactions. This interpretive phenomenological study…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, College Faculty, Student Needs
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Eve Klein; Jack Walton – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The strengthening employability paradigm within higher education has led to a situation where the practical value of liberal arts programmes is contested. While the potential for such programmes to develop valuable generic skills is recognised, critiques of liberal arts programmes centre around their loose structure and lack of clear alignment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Job Skills, Liberal Arts
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Kari Kleine; Elena Pessot – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
The use of virtual labs in higher education is gaining growing interest, with different debates in the literature about their role in addressing learning outcomes and balancing hands-on activities. This study seeks to understand how labs can be virtualised and thus structured to contribute to engineering education, by adopting an innovative…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Laboratories, Engineering Education, Outcomes of Education
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Manhong Lai; Lan Shi; Iatfei Lam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
In recent years, the Chinese government has launched several policies to facilitate universities to develop performance measures closely related to national university rankings and resources allocation. Directed by these performance measures, academics employ various strategies to deal with the increasing requirements and pressure. Using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Government School Relationship
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Louise Gazeley; Tamsin Hinton-Smith – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
This paper draws on research conducted in four publicly funded secondary schools in the South-East of England that explored the higher education decision-making of prospective first-generation university entrants accessing school-based widening participation interventions. It begins by introducing an "ecology of intersecting influences"…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, College Freshmen, Student Diversity, Access to Education
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S. Ananthram; S. Bawa; D. Bennett; C. Gill – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Gender equity is an area of concern within STEM, where women are underrepresented in education and career roles. Increasing the representation of women in STEM and removing negative gender stereotypes are necessary actions, both of which can be fostered during formal education through employability initiatives and in the workplace. This study…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, STEM Education, Gender Differences, College Science
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Samuel Tamti Chatio; Paulina Tindana; Patricia Akweongo; David Mills – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Publication in 'reputable', peer-reviewed and indexed journals has become a key requirement for promotion and career advancement in African universities. There is little research into how bibliometric measures of journal reputation are shaping the publishing strategies and practices of Africa-based researchers. This study, drawing on 43 in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Publish or Perish Issue, Faculty Publishing, Peer Evaluation
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I. Zouaoui; M. J. Drolet; C. Briand – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Over the past two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of universities in developing generic skills, in addition to disciplinary ones, to help students adapt to a changing workplace. The need to develop these skills is particularly critical for healthcare students who must face challenges in health systems. This scoping study,…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Allied Health Occupations Education, Soft Skills, Job Skills
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Natalia Timu?; Michelle E. Bartlett; James E. Bartlett; Suzanne Ehrlich; Zakaria Babutsidze – Higher Education Research and Development, 2024
Academic debate highlights the need to develop suitable teaching and training practices to accompany the implementation of universal design for learning (UDL) and inclusive higher education policies. This study addresses this need by investigating the relationship between knowledge and utilization of inclusive pedagogy, on the one hand, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Teacher Education, Higher Education
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